Tottenham defender dominated out till December, main blow for Pochettino – initially posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has been dominated out of motion till December, in what’s a serious blow for supervisor Mauricio Pochettino, experiences BBC Sport.
The 31-year-old picked up a hamstring damage towards Huddersfield City on September 29 and was substituted at half-time. He missed Spurs’ 1-Zero win over Cardiff Metropolis on October 6 and can now be sidelined for an additional two months.
Vertonghen’s absence might see Davinson Sánchez associate Toby Alderweireld on the coronary heart of the defence for the approaching weeks, with Eric Dier additionally a makeshift possibility for Pochettino.
Tottenham have loved a brilliant begin to the brand new season, with the Londoners at the moment sitting fifth within the Premier League after eight video games. Spurs are simply two factors off prime spot and have received three on the bounce.
Vertonghen had made a giant contribution to their spectacular begin, making seven league appearances previous to his damage. He has just one yr left on his present deal however he’s eager to commit his future.
The Belgian worldwide, who represented his nation 110 occasions, will now miss vital video games towards Manchester Metropolis (Premier League on October 29), Chelsea (Premier League on November 24), Inter Milan (Champions League on November 28) and Arsenal (Premier League on December 1).
Spurs lock horns with Barcelona within the Champions League on December 11, however it’s unknown if Vertonghen will return in time to face the Catalan giants.
Stats from Transfermarkt.